Tuesday 10 October 2017

I Wish You A Merry Quilt Along Block 8

We have two blocks to complete this time, this has been done in order to complete the quilt in time for Christmas.

Block 8 has been designed by Olusola Ajisafe 'Sola'. Christmas gifts, a lovely pieced block!

I have chosen one red and one green fabric for my 'gift boxes'. All tied together with a silver ribbon. I have been looking for this particular fabric since the Quilt Along began. I think a bit of sparkle never goes amiss when it comes to the festive season!!

Once again I have decided to use my frixion pen to mark seam lines before sewing. This is another pieced block that needs to be precisely cut and accurately sewn for the whole block to work.

Sola's instructions are very detailed but I am still struggling to see how these strips will become boxes!

Before I cut and sew, I have decided to do a 'mock up' of how the block comes together. I must admit I am really pleased with what I see and have had a 'eureka' moment after doubting that I have understood the instructions!

Finished block!! I love this block and even though the silver fabric does not stand out in the photographs I am really pleased with it.
I think I could've added a third dimension by making the left hand side of the gift boxes with a slightly darker fabric, but overall I am really pleased with it. Thank you to Sola for this lovely design!

Here are the prizes for block 8:

The deadline for entries is Monday October 23rd 2017 11:59 (EDT)


  • Post your finished block on Instagram using the #iwishyouamerryqal
The prizes for this block have been kindly donated by Warm Crochet. They are also offering a 10% discount in their shop with the following code: 'Christmas QAL' and Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jet Girl. Many thanks for their super prizes!


  1. Isn't it just great when it all comes together? I wasn't even sure I could pull this off when I sketched this block. Despite all the difficulties, seeing everyone's lovely version makes me very happy! I love your block and regardless of choice of fabric I think the 3D effect still shows 😊.

  2. your blocks look great!!! and i can definitely tell the ribbon is glittery, so beautiful!

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